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Preparedness Month - Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

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The theme for the second week of National Preparedness Month is helping your neighbors and your community.  Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. According to a 2016 National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.  Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying.

September Marks Suicide Prevention Month - VA Says 'Be There'

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The message from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be There.

"We know that in 2014, an average of 20 Veterans a day died in this country from suicide, which is 20 too many," said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. "This is a national public health crisis requiring a national public health approach. When it comes to preventing Veteran suicide, VA can't - and should not - do this alone."

Preparing your Business for Disaster

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Colorado has faced its share of disasters. In the last few years we have seen fires, floods and major weather storms. How many businesses were lost to those who were unprepared and did not protect their livelihood, their investment, or their business? According to the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association, "One in four small businesses shut their doors after suffering a major catastrophe."

August is Immunization Awareness Month

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Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognize August as National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM).  This effort becomes of great importance especially in light of the increasing number of imported cases of measles disease in the United States. From January 1, 2017 through June 17, 2017, the CDC reports that 108 people in 11 states have already been infected with measles.  This number is already 35% higher than in all of 2016.